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Global Learning Announces 2019 Student Scholarships, Study Abroad Opportunities
Central Piedmont’s Global Learning department is proud to announce that two students were selected to participate in the 2019 French Embassy Engineering Program, and two students were awarded the 2019 Gilman International Scholarship.
French Engineering Bootcamp Program
Nayelli Guadarrama of Charlotte, N.C., and Ruth Kandolo of Charlotte, N.C., will join students from 17 other community colleges across the United States to participate in the 2019 French Engineering Bootcamp Program in Paris this summer.
The Bootcamp Program, co-financed by the French Embassy, is a learning experience that brings college students with an interest in engineering and environmental science together to conduct a series of professional and scientific studies on air quality in Paris air quality control, environmental management practices for water distribution, urban transportation, and lighting management.
Guadarrama and Kandolo will study public transportation and waste management practices in Lyon, France, specifically offering suggestions on how France’s second largest city can maintain an environmentally friendly lifestyle while growing exponentially.
Gilman International Scholarship
Ana Micheli of Harrisburg, N.C., and William Cozens of Charlotte, N.C., each received a $2,500 Gilman International Scholarship. Both students will participate in a four-week study abroad experience in Heidelberg, Germany this summer.
The students will study at a German language school, participate in cultural excursions, and immerse themselves in the culture.
The Gilman International Scholarship seeks to increase the number of U.S. students who study or intern abroad by providing scholarships to outstanding undergraduates who, due to financial constraints, might not otherwise be able to participate. The program is sponsored by the US. Department of State in an effort to help American students gain the skills considered critical to the country’s national security and prosperity.